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Purdue BME Students Attend "Genetic Jamboree"
December 29, 2006
A team of students, led by Professor Jenna Rickus, attended MIT's third annual International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (known as the iGEM Jamboree) in November.
Leary Receives AIMBE's Highest Honor
December 14, 2006

Professor James F. Leary has been elected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) to their College of Fellows. Fellows are recognized by AIMBE as persons who have distinguished themselves in the field of medical and biological engineering.

Guo Director of New National Nanomedicine Development Center
December 08, 2006
The NIH has awarded a multidisciplinary team at Purdue $7 million over five years to study the use of a nanomotor for potential healthcare applications as one of eight national nanomedicine development centers. Such research could lead to nanomotors being used to package and deliver theraputic agents to disease-causing cells.
Alissa Russ Wins Prestigious Chorafas Award
October 31, 2006
Alissa Russ of BME was awarded the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award at an ice cream social hosted by Dean Leah Jamieson on Friday, September 14th.
Kinam Park Named Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
October 18, 2006
The Purdue University Board of Trustees, meeting at Purdue Calumet on Friday, September 29, approved the appointment of Kinam Park as Purdue's Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. The appointment was made based on Park's academic achievements, which have been internationally recognized, and his unique contributions to the university through his scholarship, research, teaching and leadership functions.
New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures
October 18, 2006
Purdue researchers are applying the same basic technique seismologists use to measure earthquakes for a new medical technology that promises to prevent stress fractures by detecting the formation of tiny cracks in bones.
Delp Selected For Distinguished Professor Programme
October 16, 2006
Edward Delp, who holds a joint appointment with the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected by the Academy of Finland to the Distinguished Professor Programme.
Professor Akkus' Research Appears in NewScientist
October 06, 2006
In the September 23, 2006 issue of NewScientist an article appears on the Technology page entitled "Listening for Breaking Bones."
Inside INdiana Business Highlights Weldon School of BME's Impact
October 06, 2006
The following article appears on the Inside INdiana Business website, and is based on an interview Gerry Dick did with George Wodicka, Head of Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The interview aired October 1st, and can be viewed in its entirety at (click on "The Show").
Prof. Bashir's "Nanocantilevers" Research Showcased by National Academy of Sciences
October 02, 2006
Recent work by Professors Rashid Bashir and Michael Ladisch, and Demir Akin of Weldon BME with fellow researchers Amit K. Gupta (Harvard University), Pradeep R. Nair (Purdue ECE), Steven Broyles (Purdue Biochemistry) and Muhammad A. Alam (Purdue ECE) has appeared in the online proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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